Art Education MAT Admissions Requirements

  • An application for graduate admission
  • A bachelor’s degree in art or similar fields from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  • If the bachelor’s degree is not in a closely related art field (such as studio art, art history, graphic design, photography, or digital/media art), the candidate must demonstrate at least 18 hours of course work in visual art at the undergraduate level or must take art classes at UNCW to meet the requirement. (minimum requirements)
  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GPA of “B” (3.0) or better recommended in undergraduate work
  • Three professional recommendations.
  • Two to three-page typed letter of interest which includes a description of the applicant’s professional goals, educational interests in pursuing graduate study, and philosophy of teaching.
  • Art portfolio: include 8-10 visual artworks with 100-word artist statement. Portfolio should in PDF format in one document or website format. If the work is a digital work, the length should not exceed 10 minutes each. Please provide a link for viewing the work online.

Documents to be submitted for admission:

  • Official copies of transcripts of all college work.
  • Three professional recommendations.
  • Statement of interest letter.
  • Art portfolio PDF or website link 

Application Deadline:

  • April 15th, 2021 for Summer I 2021 




Questions? Contact Program Coordinator 

Dr. Christine Liao